ERIC Number: ED033024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The Learning of Elementary Algebra; An Empirical Investigation of the Results of Learning in a Simplified School Learning System.
This investigation was made in a secondary school where the learning of algebra was studied during three years (Grades 7-9). There were 119 pupils divided into two experimental groups each of which had a different course in algebra. The content of these courses was measured by the number of written exercises. Many ability tests and attitude ratings were presented to the pupils. Then, essential differences between pupils were extracted by using several multivariate methods. As a result, the following intervening variables for information processing were formed - Reasoning Ability, Numerical Ability, Attitude to Algebra, Simple Algebra were the most important variables when predicting school success in Algebra. Many differences between groups are stated in learning results. Differences between weak and bright pupils are presented. (RP)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Helsinki Univ. (Finland). Inst. of Education.
Identifiers: Finland; Finland (Helsinki)